Thursday, June 20, 2013

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Hardcover, 256 pages
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Published by: Feiwel and Friends
Of Poseidon, #2
Source: Bought
For fans of: Sparkly Covers, Fantasy, Humor, Syrena, Summer Love, YA

     In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.
     As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known? (From Goodreads)

     Although it took me a minute to get back into the story once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. I admit there were a few hiccups I had with it, but that's with almost any story. 
     In Of Triton we are re-introduced to the same crazy cast of characters as in Of Poseidon. I'm starting here, because that's still my favorite part of this series. I LOVE the characters. Galen made me a little upset because although he was around, he wasn't as swoony this time around. Emma is still quirky and laugh out loud funny. Everyone else makes a bigger appearance in this novel and we get to know them a little more. 
     What I didn't like about the story was the way the dramatic part was written. It seemed like even the most drama filled parts were looked at jokingly and nothing was ever too serious. I mean really, if I was the one person that might be changing something, nervous or not, I would not treat it so calmly. Maybe its just me, but I know I would have panicked lol
     I also didn't like that this book had the dreaded second book syndrome. There was hardly any epic situation or big event that had me on pins and needles until the cliff hanger ending. I just felt like it was kind of a filler. Now don't get me wrong, I still liked it because the host of characters and the writing stlye. I just feel like it doesn't live up to its predecessor  Hopefully the final installment, Of Neptune, will be the most epic of the series and will blow this one out of the water. (Pun intended lol) 
Overall, I give this

1 comment:

  1. good to know some new releases! this is a great review! must add it to my list!